I am a regular tourist of Digha since 1979. As people do some party for any good news, I travel to digha. So it happens 2 to 3 times in a year. Only last year( 2012) I was unable to visit this place.I have seen so much changes of this place. I saw the development of new digha from beginning.I saw the change of place for the market of old digha( from temporary market adjacent to sea beach to a permanent market), making of Amrabati park. I saw the change of clean beach filled with shell to dirty beach filled with empty coconut shell. But this time( I traveled on 2nd week of March) I feel a big change in the attitude of local people. In bengali it called "DADAGIRI"( hooliganism). Be it the riksawwala, or the coconut seller. Even the hoteliers.They simply forcing to following their policy. Otherwise, you are in bigger trouble. I refuse to take a riksaw travel, as I feel he is demanding double money as fare, So I ride a bus...and surprisingly he put his riksaw in front of bus the bus & call other riksawwala to join him. By this way he force the bus to keep standing their for 1 hour. We called police. They found these riksawwalas even don't have any legal document for their business but was inable to move them. The coconut seller is occupying the beach, by putting benches in the beach. But if you seat their, you have to bye coconut from them. And the ratio is 10 minutes for 1 coconut. I saw one group of tourist was bitten as the dined the ratio( they bought 3 coconut & sit on the bench for40 minutes). I booked 2 room in a hotel( for my family & my friends family) for 3 days. After 2 days my friends has to go back as he has some trouble at home. So at morning 8 am( check out time was 10 pm) he request at reception for processing of check out 1 room & do some adjustment. They simply take the key & forced him to pay 3 days money( as we have written in the register the returning date). So I ask them to give me my friend's room key( I was staying for the third day). But they simply deny to give it & put other boarder in that room & says, that is their policy.
So dear reader think again before travel to digha this time.
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